Emergence

A custom typeface and motion piece based on the grid-settings used in a random bitmap generator. How does meaning emerge from randomness and chaos?

The background music is Disparition's The Stolen and Perverted, layered with white noise.

Emergence Typeface
Emergence
Emergence
Emergence
Emergence
Emergence
Emergence
Emergence

Process

1

I began by writing a script, and then storyboarding the main layouts and transitions. I edited my work while animating in After Effects, refining a structure for the motion piece through rules of consistency. For example, all compositions are focused around a central point, with short words always being placed in the centre. In terms of movement, the transitions between words are slightly overlapped, and new words appear either in the position of the previous word, or radially framing it.

Posthuman Typeface
Posthuman Typeface
Posthuman Typeface
Posthuman Typeface
Posthuman Typeface

2

After following the storyboards to animate the text layer, I animated the movement of the background to match the movement of the letterforms. The background texture was created using footage taken of a cloudy sky as viewed though a car sunroof. I re-coloured, mirrored, and distorted this footage to complement the symmetrical layout of the text layer.